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Montreal Gazette (University City blog) - Tick, tick, tick. The tale of Joseph Hanaway and McGill's Roddick Gates

Tick, tick, tick and steel yourself for the bagpipes. The clock tower atop McGill's Roddick Gates will chime again, starting Friday. What? Never noticed there was a clock tower? Thanks to the persistence of McGill alum Joseph Hanaway, a retired neurologist who now lives in Missouri, the clocks and bells have been given a tune-up with a modern twist -- satellite technology.

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Published on : 30 Sep 2010

The Globe and Mail - McGill gets the gift of time

Bob Rodgers had time on his hands on Monday. In fact, he had 10 o’clock in his right hand and his left hand on 3. The expert clock installer stood inside a cramped tower at one of downtown Montreal’s busiest intersections on a historic mission: bringing an iconic clock set and its Big Ben chimes into working order at McGill University – a piece of lost time, brought back to life in a digital age.

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Published on : 29 Sep 2010

cyberpresse.ca - Médiecins de famille pour tous à l'horizon

D'ici huit à 10 ans, les quelque 30000 patients orphelins de la région pourront tous compter sur un médecin de famille. C'est ce qu'a soutenu, hier, en entrevue exclusive avec LeDroit, la DreSuzanne Bouchard, directrice de l'Unité de médecine familiale (UMF) du Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Gatineau.

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Published on : 28 Sep 2010

The Globe and Mail - Human rights: Leave every stone unturned

(Op-ed): Canada should take the lead to have stoning declared illegal under international law, say Shirin Ebadi and Payam Akhavan. "It's hard to believe that stoning would still be a concern in the 21st century, but the sentence of death by stoning against Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, handed down by an Iranian court, has become a global cause célèbre.

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Published on : 28 Sep 2010

Montreal Gazette - Recipe for megahospital has many ingredients

Whether you're baking a cake or erecting a multibillion-dollar superhospital, achieving top-quality results usually means following a well-thought-out recipe. In the case of the McGill University Health Centre's multi-facility project on the Glen Campus site, that recipe has been years in the making.

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Published on : 28 Sep 2010

PBS - New life for the ghost in your genes

Is DNA destiny? NOVA's Ghost In Your Genes, which will be rebroadcast this Tuesday on many PBS stations, provides fresh hope that our fate isn't inscribed in our genes.

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Published on : 27 Sep 2010

Boston Globe - The gender gap: Learning why men and women experience pain differently

Learning why men and women experience pain differently… It’s only recently that researchers have begun to study the exact genetic, physiological, hormonal, and psycho-social factors that may underlie these sex differences.

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Published on : 27 Sep 2010

Montreal Gazette - Relax. Your java whitener is not about to explode

(Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz): "[...] And then I'm ready to tackle the interesting stuff -like questions about whether coffee whitener can really explode. Well, the answer to that, perhaps surprisingly, is yes!"

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Published on : 25 Sep 2010

National Post - On this day, Sept. 24 1906

Social scientist Leonard Marsh, who pioneered research into the Canadian class system, was born at London, England. Marsh came to Canada in 1930. He was director of an interdisciplinary social science research program at McGill 1930-'41 and an early member of the League for Social Reconstruction.

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Published on : 24 Sep 2010

The Globe and Mail - Dementia: Confronting the crisis, part 6

Insulin may hold key to 'diabetes of the brain.' Conventional wisdom has drawn a blank, Carolyn Abraham reports, so researchers are pursuing other ways to attack Alzheimer's. One that shows perhaps the most promise follows a trail blazed by medical science's most celebrated Canadians.

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Published on : 24 Sep 2010

Montreal Gazette - McGill grad touted for Nobel in physiology

A native Montrealer, Ralph Steinman, is among three Canadians being touted as possible winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine by Thomson Reuters, a company that uses research data to predict Nobel winners.

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Published on : 23 Sep 2010

Spinner Canada - College rankings of rock: Top 20 universities rated for their musical alumni

"It's college rankings time, so we at Spinner evaluated universities near and far, ordering them according to their matriculation of musicians." [...] McGill rocks in at 11th position with Arcade Fire alums Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, Leonard Cohen, Burt Bacharach, Chuck Comeau of Simple Plan.

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Published on : 15 Sep 2010

National Post - Professing truths about management

Today's teaching is overly obsessed with leadership and making management into a science that can be dissected, professor says. The names of Canadian business schools are well known. But those who teach in those schools less so.

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Published on : 14 Sep 2010

National Post - Facing a good death without fear

John Zucchi, professor and chair of the Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University. He addressed the Dying with Dignity Special Commission with Dr. Gerald Batist, representing 54 McGill University professors who have submitted a brief opposing euthanasia and assisted suicide.

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Published on : 13 Sep 2010

New York Times - The Public's Quiet Savior From Harmful Medicines

She is unlikely to be mentioned at any 50th-birthday parties this year, but she is the reason many of those celebrations will take place. Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey is 96 now, nearly deaf and barely mobile, as modest as her faded house in this Washington suburb. And though her story is nearly forgotten, she was once America’s most admired civil servant.

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Published on : 13 Sep 2010